Giants Community Fund
Giants Community Fund

SBC Park Hosts Junior Giants Coaches Clinic

Giving volunteer Junior Giants coaches the opportunity to play on the field where the pros run, the annual Junior Giants Coaches Clinic will take place at SBC Park from 9:30am - 12:30pm. For additional information on the Junior Giants or to receive press passes to cover the event, please contact Kati Schmidt at 650.548.6700.

San Francisco, CA, June 24, 2005 --( What: Junior Giants Coaches Clinic
When: Saturday, June 25, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Interactive On-Field Portion: 9:30 am – 11:00am
Where: SBC Park, San Francisco

SBC Park: Home of the Junior Giants
While the Giants Are Away, Junior Giants Coaches Will Learn and Play

Prior to the Giants taking the field across the Bay on Saturday, June 25, volunteer coaches from Junior Giants communities across California, Oregon and Nevada will take over SBC Park for the annual coaches’ clinic. With its hands-on component, teamed up with a character development training on the unique aspects of the Junior Giants and rounded off with complimentary tickets to watch the “battle of the bay” afterwards, the coaches’ clinic is a grand slam event.

From 9:30am – 12:30pm, Junior Giants coaches will learn the unique fundamentals that make the program award-winning and nationally recognized. More than 300 volunteer coaches are on deck to participate in the clinic, led by Get Up and Go Baseball and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). New for this year, all attendees will receive an award from the Giants’ big boss himself, Felipe Alou, by taking home their Alou-Approved Junior Giants Coach T-shirts.

Get Up and Go Baseball will lead the interactive portion of the clinic. Coaches will take the field to learn how to teach baseball techniques to the more than 13,000 Junior Giants who will play ball this summer. Along with former major league players Erik Johnson and Joe Millette, Get Up and Go is run by the Giants bench coach, Ron Wotus.

Following the on-field action, Ron Nocetti of the PCA, will lead a discussion for the coaches on providing character development training. PCA’s mission, “Transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth,” makes a winning team with the Giants Community Fund’s mission, “using baseball to encourage youngsters and families to live healthy, productive lives.”

Following the training session, all participating Junior Giants coaches will be given tickets to the Giants vs. A’s game at the McAfee Coliseum.

Junior Giants, an award-winning youth baseball program, has grown since 1994 to encompass 70 communities and more than 13,000 youth, living in rural communities and inner cities across California, Nevada and Oregon. This unique, free and non-competitive baseball league builds confidence, leadership, teamwork, integrity among its young players. This summer, more than 1,800 coaches will generously donate their time to creating a positive impact in the lives of their Junior Giants team players.

For more information on how to get involved or support the Junior Giants and the Giants Community Fund, call 877-JR-GIANT or visit the Junior Giants website.

Media Contact:
Kati Schmidt
Onsite Cell: 415-203-5419